Acknowledging conflict among the courts of appeals, and recognizing the importance of the issue, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Jaffee v. Redmond to decide whether federal courts should recognize a privilege for communications between psychotherapist and patient under Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Stone, Melanie Stephens
"Jaffee v. Redmond: The Supreme Court Adopts a Federal Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege and Extends the Scope to Encompass Licensed Social Workers,"
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